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DiverseCity: The Perspective of a First-Generation College Graduate

Posted on · We meet Houstonian Yolanda Norman. She’s originally from Memphis and has been in Houston since 2007. She’s a first-generation college graduate and is currently a doctoral student. She talks about the rarity of women of color in tenured faculty at universities and about her experience as the first in her family to go to college. […]

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Two New College Freshmen Talk About ‘Beating The Odds’

Posted on · When school starts this month, some teenagers will find themselves where — just a few years ago — they didn't imagine they’d be: at college. In Houston Public Media’s ongoing series Inside the Classroom, two new college freshmen talk about what they had to overcome to get there. Victor Rodriguez, 18, recently graduated from Spring […]